Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Herbaceous vine
Perennial

Native to North Carolina

Documented growing wild in - NC -

Common in Mountains, rare elsewhere

Look for it in woodland edges, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Pale pink
5-merous or rarely 4-merous
5 sepals
Shallowly 5-lobed (or merely wavy-edged) campanulate to funnelform corolla
5 stamens
Superior ovary
Flowers solitary in leaf axils

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Solanales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (6/30/18):
Convolvulus species 2 [=appalachianus]   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Calystegia sepium ssp. appalachiana   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 158-06-002:
Calystegia sepium   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Convolvulus sepium +

 

COMMON NAME:
Appalachian Bindweed


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image of Convolvulus species 2, Appalachian Bindweed

JK Marlow    jkm060506_047

May    Oconee County    SC

Clemson Forest

image of Convolvulus species 2, Appalachian Bindweed

JK Marlow    jkm060506_047b

May    Oconee County    SC

Clemson Forest

Flowers solitary, funnel-shaped, with 5 shallow lobes, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Convolvulus species 2, Appalachian Bindweed

JK Marlow    jkm090726_065

July    Buncombe County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Convolvulus species 2, Appalachian Bindweed

JK Marlow    jkm090726_075

July    Buncombe County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Stems trailing or twining, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Convolvulus species 2, Appalachian Bindweed

JK Marlow    jkm090726_078

July    Buncombe County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Convolvulus species 2, Appalachian Bindweed

JK Marlow    jkm090726_087

July    Buncombe County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Here ssp. appalachiana has strongly keeled bracts with overlapping bases, per Bindweeds of Alabama and adjacent states (Spaulding, 2013).


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE sepals and bracts of Bindweed and Morning Glory

image of Convolvulus species 2, Appalachian Bindweed

JK Marlow    jkm090726_091

July    Buncombe County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Basal leaf lobes of ssp. appalachiana often with 2-3 acute angles, per Bindweeds of Alabama and adjacent states (Spaulding, 2013).